Hornet athletes sign on with college teams | Enumclaw and White River

A handful of Plateau high school spring athletes have signed national letters of intent and will begin their collegiate athletic careers in the fall.

Enumclaw High

Tyler Salsbury, golf, University of Washington – Salsbury has for several years been listed among the top young golfers in the state and placed sixth during the Class 2A state tournament. He was second at the 2010 state tourney and fourth in 2011. His senior season began during the fall, but concluded with the recent state meet.

AnnaMarie Forza, track and field, Northwest Nazarene University – Forza will head to Nampa, Idaho, to compete for the Crusaders. NNU is a NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Forza, who will compete in the javelin and heptathlon for the Crusaders, was awarded both an athletic and academic scholarship. In the recent Class 3A state meet, she tied for third in the javelin.

White River High

Lauryn Wate, a standout distance runner during both the spring track season and the fall cross country campaign is headed to the University of Montana. During May’s state Class 2A state track and field meet, she ran to a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 meters and took sixth in the 1,600.

Kody Gould, another Hornet distance ace during the cross country and track seasons, has inked a letter of intent with Utah State. At this year’s 2A state meet, he was seventh in the 1,600 meters and ninth in the 3,200.

Marcus Dickson, a nationally-recognized runner, signed with Brigham Young University. Among the elite runners in the nation, he won both the 800- and 1,600-meter races in last month’s state meet, as well as placing third in the 3,200. Last weekend, he competed in the invitation-only Jim Ryun Dream Mile in New York City, placing fifth in a field that included the nation’s top high school runners.

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